Gen-Y residents and business owners seek smaller spaces. They will forsake suburban lifestyles and willingly move into “shoebox” apartments near retail districts and parks. The East Side Steps, located near the new Atlanta greenway and rail line, is a mixed-use development incorporating retail, housing and hotel functions. Each residential unit is subdivided into two, mimicking the typology of a carriage house. The sub-unit can be rented out or used for family expansion.